Mercedes-Benz Reports Record August Sales

By Paul Riegler on 3 September 2014
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DSC_1006-EDMercedes-Benz announced financial results for August 2014.  The company reported total sales of 27,078 vehicles last month, a year-over-year increase of 9.4% from 24,761 units sold.  The sales set a new record for the highest August sales volume in the company’s history.

Sales for the month were driven by strong performance in the company’s C-, E-, and M-class models in particular.  The E-class model saw the highest sales last month with 6,481 units sold, down 0.6% from last August.  The C-class model had the second highest sales volume with 5,151 units sold, a decrease of 23.1% from the same month last year.  Rounding out the top three was the M-class model, which sold 3,438 vehicles in August, a year-over-year decrease of 9.9%.

Meanwhile, the new Mercedes-Benz S-class continued to show strong sales with 1,855 units sold in August, a year-over-year increase of 312.2%.

The company’s Sprinter Vans, AMG high-performance vehicles, and smart car models all saw significant year-over-year increases in sales for the month of August.  Sales of Sprinter Vans increased 35.3% to 1,880 units sold in August, while smart car sales increased 34.3% to 1,334 units sold last month.  Sales of the AMG model totaled 736 units last month.

Sales of Mercedes-Benz pre-owned vehicles increased 40.6% to 13,018 vehicles sold, up from 9,261 units sold last August.

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